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PM begins working visit in Besut

By ROSLI ZAKARIA - Monday, 6 July 2015.

BESUT: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak began his working tour here by visiting the Ramadan bazaar at Kampung Raja.

Traders warned against hiking price of chicken for Hari Raya

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Monday, 6 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Errant traders are warned against increasing the price of chicken, as there are enough supply in the market.

Teenager arrested after demanding sexy photos

By Hariz Mohd - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a Form 1 student in Sepang, Selangor yesterday for blackmailing a girl into satisfying his sexual demands.

Elderly Muslim convert pines for her children

By ILI SHAZWANI - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KANGAR: MORE than 20 years have passed but Fatimah Abdullah has never given up hope that she would be reunited with her three children who are with her ex-husband in Bangkok, Thailand.

Former Harimau Muda striker critically injured in road accident

By AVILA GERALDINE - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KOTA KINABALU: Former Harimau Muda striker Rozaimi Abdul Rahman was critically injured after he was involved in a road accident here, this afternoon.

PTPTN: Mandatory salary cuts for civil servants starting Sept

By HASHINI KAVISHTRI KANNAN - Monday, 6 July 2015.

PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants will be subjected to a mandatory deduction from their salary to settle their National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN) loans starting September.

Storekeeper flasher fined

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The magistrate's court fined a storekeeper RM3,000 for exposing himself to a boutique salesgirl last week.

Counterfeit branded goods seized

Monday, 6 July 2015.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (PPDNKK) office seized 3,542 units of counterfeit branded goods worth RM145,000 in a raid on Friday.

Ice cube distributor lost RM1.46m in scam

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, 6 July 2015.

GEORGE TOWN: Police have rounded up five Nigerians and two local women involved in a RM1.46 million scam against a 60-year-old ice-cube distributor.

No licenses for GROs issued: FT Ministry

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territories Ministry has confirmed that there were no licence terms issued for guest relations officers (GROs) in any pub or nightclub premises in the capital, nor in Labuan or Putrajaya.

Sabah earthquake’s repair costs estimated over RM100mil

By Kristy Inus - Monday, 6 July 2015.

RANAU: Repair costs for the earthquake and its aftermath damages involving all structures affected was estimated at over RM100 million, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

Boy, 5, dies after falling from 9th floor in Penang

By Audrey Dermawan - Monday, 6 July 2015.

BUTTERWORTH: A five-year-old boy fell to his death from the ninth floor of his family apartment here this morning.

HMC highlights precautions against infections for Umrah pilgrims

Monday, 6 July 2015.

DOHA: With many people travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as part of their voluntary religious acts of worship during the holy month of Ramadan, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is reminding pilgrims to take precautionary measures against infectious diseases, reports Qatar News Agency (QNA).

Foreign shoppers spend RM4.9b in Q1

Monday, 6 July 2015.

MALACCA: A total of RM4.9 billion was spent by 6.5 million foreign shoppers in the country in the first three months of this year, up 11.4 per cent over the RM4.4 billion in the same period last year, said Tourism Malaysia Deputy Director General (Planning) Chong Yoke Har.

Remand extended for suspects in 5-year-old girl’s abuse case

Monday, 6 July 2015.

PASIR MAS: The police have obtained an order to extend the remand of two suspects believed to have abused a five-year-old girl for another seven days from today.

Azizah Harun sworn in as senator

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno Exco Azizah Harun sworn in as a member of the Senate today before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang, here.

Five suffer breathing difficulties due to gas leak

By PHUAH KEN LIN - Monday, 6 July 2015.

BUTTERWORTH: A gas leak at an industrial area here caused five people to suffer from breathing difficulties and blurred vision.

Traffic congestion affects drivers' psychology

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The serious traffic congestion in major towns, especially in the Klang Valley, is an issue that can be likened to a ‘time bomb’ which can explode anytime because of its impact on the psychology of drivers.

2 uncles of abused 5-year-old girl detained

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KOTA BARU: Police have detained two uncles of a five-year-old girl, who was found seriously injured recently in Rantau Panjang who was believed to have been abused, .

Sabah Quake: RM2.7m collected to assist victims

By Avila - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KOTA KINABALU: A total of RM2.7 million was collected for the State Disaster Fund to assist‎ those affected by the recent earthquake that killed 18 mountain climbers on June 5.

High Court decision on MIC re-election remains

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court dismissed a bid by MIC president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel and three others to stay its verdict upholding the MIC re-election directive.

Strong winds, rough seas until July 8

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong winds and rough seas are expected to continue in the waters of Sabah (Kudat), Phuket, Condore, Reef North, Layang-Layang, Palawan and Sulu until Wednesday.

Liberal Democratic Party expresses confidence in Najib

Monday, 6 July 2015.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah based Barisan Nasional component Liberal Democratic Party expressed confidence in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak for taking the right course of action for the sake of the country.

3 wooden houses razed in Jelutong fire

Monday, 6 July 2015.

GEORGE TOWN: A fire razed three wooden houses in Jalan Madrasah, Jelutong here last night.

24 remains of human trafficking victims laid to rest

By ZAHRATULHAYAT MAT ARIF - Monday, 6 July 2015.

ALOR STAR: The fourth batch of 24 remains, believed to be Rohingyas, which were found at the detention camps in Bukit Burma, Wang Kelian in Perlis last month were laid to rest at Kampung Tualang cemetery here early this morning.

Scheduled water disruptions in two areas in Johor

By Halim Said - Sunday, 5 July 2015.

JOHOR BARU: There will be scheduled water disruptions in two areas in Johor due to maintenance works carried out at the Panchor 2 water treatment plant in Muar and the Air Tawar 1 water pump house in Kota Tinggi.

Fisherman’s body found floating near Pulau Kapas

Sunday, 5 July 2015.

KEMAMAN: The body of a fisherman reported missing since 14 days ago in the waters off Kemaman, was found floating about 17 nautical miles from Pulau Kapas yesterday.

Batu Kurau district a durian haven soon: Tajuddin

Sunday, 5 July 2015.

LARUT: Batu Kurau district here will soon be developed as a durian plantation area, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister, Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman.

Crowd turns rowdy during DAP forum in Seri Alam

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Sunday, 5 July 2015.

JOHOR BARU: A forum at a coffee shop near here involving DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang turned rowdy when a group of 50 people shouted insults and threw cups and other projectiles at another DAP leader who was giving a speech.

Ketengah registers lower profits

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, 5 July 2015.

KUALA TERENGGANU: Central Terengganu Development Authority (Ketengah) registered 34 million profits last year, registering a slight drop following the drop in palm and palm kernal oil.